Tag: Large Dog Breeds

English Foxhound

Breed: English Foxhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: AKC (Hound); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound) Weight: 65–70 lbs est. Height: 23–25 inches Color: Any recognized hound color and markings Origin: England English Foxhound Overview English Foxhounds are the typical dog pictured when …

Dogue De Bordeaux

AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Dogue De Bordeaux Overview This is a fearless, powerful and imposing dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the most ancient French breeds. This breed is extremely muscular with …

Doodleman Pinscher

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized     Doodleman Pinscher Overview This dog breed is a cross between two breeds, the Doberman Pinscher and the Standard Poodle. The Doodleman Pinscher breed is commonly referred to as a “designer dog”. This breed is one of a largest of the cross- …

Doberman Pinscher

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Doberman Pinscher Overview Originating in Germany in the 1860s, the Doberman Pinscher developed by Louis Doberman was and used as a personal guard and watch dog, vermin eradicator, …

Dalmatian

AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)     Dalmatian Overview This is an ancient dog breed. It is believed that the Dalmatian originated in a section of Yugoslavia called Dalmatia. The stamina, size, and guard dog capabilities …

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Breed Group: AKC; Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Sheepdogs); UKC (Herding)     Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Overview This is a  relatively new dog breed. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was developed by the crossing  the German Shepherd dog with a Carpathian Wolf. This dog breed was originally used for military …

Curly Coated Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Curly Coated Retriever Overview The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the oldest retrieving breeds. The breed was developed in England and was preferred by English huntsmen who admired their gentle retrieving …

Collie

Breed: Collie AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdog); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding) Weight: 40 – 65 lbs Height: 20-24 in Color: Tri-color, White, Sable & White, Sable Merle, Sable, Blue Merle Origin: Scotland   Collie Overview The Collie is a native of the Highlands of Scotland …

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

AKC Breed Group: Sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); CKC (Sporting); FCI (Retrievers); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Chesapeake Bay Retriever Overview Originating in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is affectionately known as the Chessie. This dog breed is an avid hunter of fowl on …

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Group: AKC (Foundation Stock Service) Other Registries: UKC (Herding)     Catahoula Leopard Dog Overview This dog breed is believed to have descended from “war dogs” like the Mastiff and Greyhound. The Catahoula Leopard is considered to be the ultimate working dog and probably the most versatile. …

Caucasian Ovcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Caucasian Ovcharka Overview This dog breed originated in the Caucasus Mountain region where they were used to guard villages and flocks. The Caucasian Ovcharka was also used by the former Soviet government to guard factories and …

Bracco Italiano

Breed: Bracco Italiano AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: ANKC (Gundogs); FCI (Pointing Dogs); KC (Gundog); UKC (Gun Dog)     Bracco Italiano Overview Originating in Italy, this ancient dog breed was highly prized by the aristocracy for their ability to hunt feathered game. The Bracco Italiano nearly …

Borzoi

Breed: Borzoi AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Sighthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)       Borzoi Overview This dog breed was originally named the Russian Wolfhound. The Borzoi is a cross between the Greyhound and another breed out of Russia. …

Bluetick Coonhound

Breed: Bluetick Coonhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Group Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); UKC (Scenthound)     Bluetick Coonhound Overview Originating in Louisiana, the ancestry of the Bluetick Coonhound can be traced back to the Bleu Gascogne French hounds. This dog breed is a born hunter. They are excellent at  tracking …

Bloodhound

Breed: Bloodhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)   Bloodhound Overview This is one of the oldest known dog breeds. The exact origins of the Bloodhound are unknown, but the breed was perfected by the monks of Belgium. …

Black Russian Terrier

Breed: Black Russian Terrier AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)   Black Russian Terrier Overview This dog breed  is large in size and squarely built with a slightly stretched frame. Black Russian Terriers are intelligent, active and …